Date of birth : 13-08-1954
Place of birth : Visakhapatnam
Parents : K.S. Rao, Vasundhara
Spouse : Sridhar Chowdary
children : Poojitha, Tejaswini
Political Background >
She started her political career by winning as Corporator against Congress political stalwart P. Janardhan Reddy during Hyderabad Municipal Corporation elections. She was elected to Rajya Sabha for three times and as MP from Khammam Parliament seat for two times in 1999 and 2004. She served not only as Union minister, but also as chairperson of Parliament standing committee.
Development activities: She has developed Palair reservoir as tourist spot when she was MP and she played key role in expansion of Kothagudem Thermal Power Station's sixth phase and in merger of Sponge iron unit into National Mineral Development Corporation. She released funds for construction of tourism guesthouse in Bhadrachalam. With her initiative Kendriya Viswavidyalaya was opened in Khammam. Modernization of Khammam Railway station, flyover bridges at Madhira and Bonkal and completion of Tularam project works in Bayyaram mandal.
Business & Properties >
Businesses: No Businesses, but her husband is a businessman
Assets, liabilities: She has Rs.47 crores of assets that were shown in affidavit filed during 2014 elections and there are no liabilities.
Interesting info >
She mingles with all party leaders in national politics, particularly with her own party leaders including Sonia and Rahul Gandhi. She is having friends in other parties and was close to leaders of NDA and UPA.